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DIY Stocking Stuffers: 65 Easy Handmade Holiday Gifts

November 04, 2020

The gift-giving season is almost upon us! Get crafting now to whip up one or more of these small handmade gifts that are the right size to stuff in a stocking or give to your coworkers, friends or kids' teachers.

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Upcycle Closet Castoffs

Cover bangle bracelets in fabric from an old flannel shirt or pj bottoms to create fashion-forward jewelry that makes a thoughtful handmade gift.

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Photo: Flynnside Out Productions. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Help coworkers, friends and family shake off winter's chill with a pretty canister filled with a custom mix of dry hot cocoa ingredients, like instant coffee, cocoa powder, sugar and cinnamon. Add a small wooden scoop so your gift recipients can help themselves to a hot cuppa anytime. 

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DIY Beard Balm

If your male friends and family members care about keeping their beards moisturized in the cold winter months, whip up a batch of beard balm for stocking stuffers this holiday season.

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Photo: Marian Parsons

Go Au Naturel

Dyeing fabrics with indigo is an age-old technique that has never gone out of style. (And for good reason!) Use this natural dye to transform a simple white linen scarf to make a gift that's both timeless and on trend.

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